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Paul J. Saunders

USA

Executive Director of The Nixon Center and Associate Publisher of The National Interest. He served in the State Department from 2003 to 2005.

Materials

The Way Forward in Syria May Not Be Quite So Simple
23.01.2017
Russia’s successes in Syria so far produce not only advantages for its policy, but also some significant problems.  President Donald Trump’s deliberate unpredictability is a powerful asset

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The Rise of Populist Political Candidates and Movements in the United States and…
31.10.2016
The rise of populist political candidates and movements in the United States and some European countries has provoked many questions about democracy, its effectiveness as a governing model, and its

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Where Will Escalation Over Syria Take Russia and the US?
07.10.2016
The new situation destroys what was possibly the last avenue for Russia-US cooperation. US cannot launch missile strikes with impunity. Presumable Assad victory could lead to a displacement of
Tectonic Shifts in The Middle East, Or Are They Really?
25.08.2016
Russia’s military operation in Syria—and America’s restraint there—has catalyzed discussion and debate about possible strategic realignments in the Middle East, generating excitement in Moscow about

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Russia-NATO: A Classic Security Dilemma
12.07.2016
NATO’s new troop deployments near Russia aim to create a “tripwire” deterrent to reassure the Baltic States, but at the same time create a security dilemma, as Russia feels pressured to do the same,

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G7 Summit in Japan: No Historic Highs
31.05.2016
The G7 has yet to redefine its purpose and role following Russia’s exclusion. Reinvigorating it will require leadership, creativity, and a degree of reflection.

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Paul J. Saunders
Syria: U.S.-Russian Tepid War
21.03.2016
Syria appears unlikely to serve as a vehicle to improve the wider U.S.-Russia relationship in any sustainable way. A U.S.-Russian Tepid War can still lead to plenty of collateral damage.

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What Russian Pullout Could Mean for Syrian Peace Process
14.03.2016
On Monday, President Putin said that Russia would begin to withdraw its forces from Syria on March 15.

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Agreement on Syria Gives an Opportunity and a Little Time to Move Forward
23.02.2016
Agreement between Russia and the US on the cessation of hostilities in Syria gives opportunity and a little bit of time to move forward

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Valdai Paper #12: U.S. Foreign Policy After the November 2014 Elections
22.04.2015
The 12th Valdai paper explores possible consequences in foreign policy course caused by change of political balance after the 2014 mid-term elections.

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US-Russian Cooperation on Syria and Iran
13.04.2016
Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director of the Center for the National Interest and a member of the Center’s Board of Directors, is reasoning about US-Russian cooperation on Syria and Iran. To his mind,

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